Tran Trong Kien has been known as a pioneer in many adventure tours in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. He ran local tours to fund his medical studies before establishing his own tour operator in 1994. Over the past 25 years of establishment and development, Kien has lead his business to become Thien Minh Group – one of the biggest travel and hospitality groups in the region. Kien is also current chairman of Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB), Hue Tourism Advisory Board (HTAB), Vietnam Tour Guides Association (VTGA), trustee of Fulbright University Vietnam, Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA), board member of Vietnam Institute of Directors (VIOD), member of the Private Sector Development Research Board (IV Board) of the Advisory Council for Administrative Procedure Reform and ex-member of Asia Commercial Bank (ACB), VP Bank and Vinaland.
Dam Bich Thuy graduated Master of Business Administration degree in finance at Wharton University (USA) with a Fulbright scholarship in 1994. After graduation, Thuy joined ANZ Singapore and soon became one of the key leaders in this bank. In 2005, she returned to Vietnam to take the position of General Director of ANZ Vietnam. During 20 years working for ANZ, she was appreciated for the important contributions. Thuy also took CEO position of Vietnam International Bank after leaving ANZ. She’s currently is a Chairwoman of Fulbright University Vietnam.
David Do is the founder and CEO of VI Group. He was a General Manager at Microsoft where he led Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investments and Joint Ventures for the Windows and Online Services divisions. Besides, David was part of the team which managed Microsoft’s investment in Expedia and his team led the acquisition of Fare-cast. His operating experience includes managing partnerships for Microsoft’s services businesses and well as serving as a member of the Board of Directors of MSNBC (a Microsoft/NBC partnership), CNBC, Ninemsn (Australia) and ventures in China, Australia, Mexico and the Middle East.
Before joining TMG, Luong Van Tu was a Chairman of ACB Fund Management Company. Besides, he served as the head of Vietnam’s trade delegation in Singapore from 1987 to 1993 and as Deputy Minister of Commerce from 1998 to 2007. He was head of the government negotiation delegation on economics and commerce, head of the WTO accession delegation in 2006, General Secretary of Vietnam’s National Commission on International Cooperation, and for seven years Tu was Chairman of the Vietnam–USA Committee on Economic and Trade Cooperation.
Jemal-ud-din Kassum (Jamil) has had a career of 25 years in the IFC, including eight years as a Vice President, Investment Operations, and 6 years in the World Bank where he was the Bank’s Regional Vice President for East Asia and the Pacific. Since leaving the World Bank Group, Jamil has remained active in emerging markets, and is currently one of the Board members or Advisers to a few companies operating in East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Middle East